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Nepalese Ambassador Gives First Washington Party By AMELIA YOUNG ■Mr SUIT Writer Washington may lose Its new Nepalese Ambassador before long. Mr. Rishikesh Shaha. who opened his country’s embassy here only two months ago. said last night he’ll go home after the present special session of the U. N. General Assembly adjourns, probably in March. And he hinted that he might not return. The small Himalayan kingdom of Nepal currently is holding its first general elections. They began yes terday and will continue for about 45 days. The Ambas sador explained it will take that, long because of poor communications and other difficulties. If the Nepalese Congress, one of the two leading polit ic'.! parties, should win con trol of Parliament, it’s possi ble Mr Shaha will be given some high government post at home. He was once Secre tary General of the group and would be a member still if it weren't against the rules. . "Ambassadors must not belong to any party,” he said. But he added, "I am not a career diplomat.” The N.C.'s major opposi tion is the Gurkha Party, composed mainly of the Ranas. a family which had hereditary control of the government before 1951. Os the 18 parties in Nepal, the Communists are the third strongest. Mr. Shaha is 33 years old and contagiously cheerful— always so, says his social secretary, Miss Jo Kleinman. Last night he gave his first Washington party, to cele brate Nepal’s National Day. Marks Overthrow The holiday commemorates the overthrow of the Ranas eight years ago and the proc lamation of a popular cab inet. “The elections are a fitting sequel for that,” the Ambassador said yesterday. The East Room of the May flower, where the party took place, was splashed with col or. The American and Nepa lese flags were placed near the door and the long buffet table, royally spread with choice dishes, was decorated with confections, duplicating the flag and emblem, and giant bouquets of red carna tions and purple iris. In one comer of the room an en semble played dinner music, while waiters passed cham pagne. Among the first guests to arrive were the British Am bassador, Sir Harold Caccia, and Senator John Sherman Cooper, former ambassador to Nepal, with Mrs. Cooper. The Dean of the Diplo matic Corps, Nicaraguan Am bassador Sevilla-Sacasa, at tended, as did the Indian Ambassador and Mrs. Chagla. Italian Ambassador Brosio, the Afghanistan Ambassador and Mrs. Maiwandwal, the Japanese Ambassador and Mrs. Asakai. the Ethopian Ambassador and Mrs. Hey wot, Burmese Ambassador Win, Saudi Arabian Ambas sador Al-Khayyal, the Lux embourg Ambassador and Mrs. Heisbourg, The Nether- j lands Ambassador van Roi _Jen; the Lithuanian Minister and Mrs. Kajeckas, Viet-Na mese Ambassador Tran Van Chuong, Swiss Ambassador de Torrente, Chilean Ambas sador Muller, Swedish Am bassador Jarring, Austrian Ambassador Platzer, Tunis-* ian Ambassador Slim and the Libyan Ambassador and Mrs. Pekini. Wedding in Offing Also, the Jordanian Am bassador and Mrs. Juma, Iranian Ambassador Ardalan, the Norwegian Ambassador and Mrs. Koht, the German Ambassador and Mrs. Grewe . and Ceylonese Ambassador Gunewardene, accompanied by young Dr. Neville Raja paksa, who will be married j to his daughter Irqngani on Saturday. The bridegroom to be said he was quite ready for the wedding, but "a little ner vous,” of course. Other diplomats present were the Romanian Min ister and Mrs. Brucan. the Soviet Charge d’Affaires and Mrs. Smirnovsky, Hungarian Charge Tibor Zador and Czechoslovak Charge Karel Duda. American dignitaries at the party included Supreme Court Justice and Mrs. Doug las, Mrs. Christian Herter, Mis. J. William Fulbright. the Deputy Undersecretary of State and Mrs. Loy Hender son, the Assistant Secretary of State and Mrs. William Rountree, Representative and Mrs. Walter Judd. Gen. and Mrs. Graves Erskine. Chief of Protocol and Mrs. Wiley Buchanan and Deputy Pro tocol Chief Clem Conger. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Curt C. Schifleler, Mr. and Mrs. William Riddell of the Defense Department, who met the host in Nepal, and Mr. Byron Engle of ICA, who j sometimes takes Ambassador Shaha shooting. It's the envoy's favorite sport. ** * * EARLIER YESTERDAY the British Minister of Educa tion, Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd, was honored at a cocktail party by I 70 ™ Society THE EVENING STAR Woitmjlon, 0. C., Thursday, February 19, 1959 A-28 Mr. Robert Morris, Educa tional Attache at the British Embassy, in his home. Mr. Lloyd, who arrived in the United States Sunday and in Washington yesterday afternoon, is spending 13 days in North America studying the United States and Cana dian educational systems. He wants to discuss ex change schemes with the two countries, and also meet high school parents as well as students, teachers and ad ministrators. On Friday the Secretary of Health, Educa tion and Welfare, Mr. Arthur Flemming, will receive him. 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He visited the country previously during World War n, when he was Minister of Petroleum. The guests at last night’s party were mostly educational figures, ** ♦ * CUBA’S RECENTLY ap pointed Ambassador, Dr. Ernesto Dihlgo, who was to arrive In Washington tonight, has postponed his coming. Embassy officials have been expecting him for weeks now, but they gave no reason for the delay. ; | . j .» ■■■ *■ 'Hi' *1 SV Ml P" m r 'i. ■ v b 9S& >• L Jvm AT DIPLOMATIC FETE —Supreme Court Justice Douglas (right) introduces his wife to Nepal's Ambassador Rishikesh Shaha.—Star Staff Photo. Pally Hours 9:00 A.M.-4 P.M.- DRESSY SHIRTWAIST casual perennial, the shirtwaister—becomes a dress-up favorite in dobbi-dot (self-color design) combed cotton end cupionl with interesting beck detailing Washable, too! Navy, light blue. * SIZES 44-52 Add 35c lor mail orders, plus Vy Sales tax for D. C. orders only. Stato 2nd color choice. - //( Site /rfSa\ j Wa Slenderize the Larger Womsn mtjsor J 716 Hth St. N.W. 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